Denel explosion: Health and safety procedures at plant in spotlight

Rheinmetall Denel Munition in Cape Town.

  • The inquiry into the 2018 explosion at the Rheinmetall Denel Munition plant in Somerset West has heard that red armbands were given to the five of the victims, to indicate they were trainees.
  • Five witnesses are expected to testify before the inquiry on Tuesday. 
  • The inquiry heard staff members receive training every year.

Health and safety procedures at Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) have been called into question during the second day of the public inquiry into the 2018 explosion that rocked the plant in Macassar near Somerset West.

The inquiry heard staff members had received training every year in the form of tests. 

Five witnesses were set to take the stand and testify before the inquiry on Tuesday. 

The first witness, Cameron Mitchell, told the inquiry that there were different inductions for different facilities.

“If one person goes through training, they cannot work

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